SoCal Polynesian Dance Company Performs at World-Fest

Santa Fe Springs, CA, March 30, 2007 --( The Polynesian Paradise Dancers (PPD), a professional Polynesian dance company, will be performing in World-Fest this spring at Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson, Missouri. They will be joining performers from all over the world for this annual event, which is said to be America’s largest international festival.

PPD will be representing the islands of Polynesia and will be among various international performers, including the Zunyi Acrobats of China, the Zambian Vocal Collection and Costa Rica’s Folklorica Kamuk. They will be performing an authentic Polynesian revue, featuring exhilarating fire knife dancing, traditional yet originally recorded Polyne sian music, live drumming, and a talented cast of exotic Polynesian dancers.

“We are so proud to have been chosen to represent the Polynesian Culture for this wonderful event,” shares PPD director, Akemi Welsh. “All of us are looking forward to meeting all of the other performers and spreading some Aloha spirit.”

As one of the most sought after Polynesian dance groups in Southern California, PPD has appeared at many high-profile events and entertainment functions including the Lilo and Stitch and 50 First Dates movie premieres, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and 5 international festivals in China.

World-Fest runs from April 6th to May 5th and shows are scheduled to run daily. Tickets and season passes are now available online or by phone.

About the Company
Established in 1997 by Akemi Welsh, The Polynesian Paradise Dancers (PPD) is a professional Polynesian dance company dedicated to the preservation of the Polynesian culture and performing arts. Specializing in modern and traditional dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa, PPD aims to share the aloha spirit with the world and keep the Polynesian culture flourishing in Southern California and abroad. For more information, please visit

Polynesian Paradise Dancers
Lauren Pasco
(562) 861-3205
For inquiries or booking information, please contact Akemi Welsh at